Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists.

By clicking on the inscribed elements below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.





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Results : 46 elements corresponding to 36 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk RegionUkraine

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan
Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeria
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFrance
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

ChakkirakoJapan
Chinese paper-cutChina
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk regionBulgaria
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Kihnu cultural spaceEstonia
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Palestinian HikayePalestine
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi
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